Fern Creek to the Continental Divide Trail

Creede, Colorado 81130

Fern Creek to the Continental Divide Trail

Fern Creek to the Continental Divide Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"You’ll find solitude along this trail—at least after you hike away from the Ruby Lakes. There’s also abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery. This hike is a great way to access the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) at Trout Lake. Sign the register, and begin hiking Fern Creek Trail 815 through the burn area. Several long switchbacks make the initial climb a moderate one. After 0.7 mile you’ll get a view to Antelope Park and the winding waters of the Rio Grande.

The first 4.5 miles of trail, adopted by the Creede OHV Club, are open to foot, horse, ATV, and mountain bike use. A large portion of the trail is above timberline; watch for afternoon thunderstorms. The Papoose Fire ravaged much of the area in June 2013, so use caution when hiking through the burn area."

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Trail Information

Creede
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
23.4
Distance
3,380 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2-3 days
Duration
Camping
Additional Use
Rio Grande National Forest, Divide Ranger District, Creede; (719) 658-2556
Local Contacts
USGS Workman Creek and Little Squaw Creek; Trails Illustrated Weminuche Wilderness; DeLorme 3D TopoQuad CD-ROM; Maptech Terrain Navigator CD-ROM
Local Maps

Trail Log